The focus of Digigraphica is in on better understanding photography in general, the pros and cons of digital photography, and what features are important when choosing and using a digicam.
- Nikon D40 provides lots of quality at a nice price, Brian Gray, 2008.10.28. For most photographers most of the time, Nikon's D40 DSLR has all the features and quality necessary and an affordable price.
- Low end photography in the digital age, John Hatchett, Recycled Computing, 2008.07.09. "If you can repurpose older computers, you can certainly use older cameras in a new universe."
- Digital SLRs are affordable enough to replace 35mm SLRs, Dan Knight, 2008.03.11. Prices for DSLRs have dropped to record lows, and image quality generally matches or exceeds that of film.
- No more ugly dates (in your digital photos), Dan Knight, 2008.03.06. Tired of ugly, blocky, wrong colored dates in your digital images? This proposal could eliminate them for good, giving you control over typeface, color, and placement.
- High megapixel compact digicams may be worse than we thought, Dan Knight, 2008.02.21. In the rush to squeeze more megapixels into a tiny image sensor, manufacturers are sometimes making compromises that result in fuzzy, grainy, washed out images.
- Busting the Megapixel Myth, Dan Knight, 2008.01.10. More megapixels can mean a better image, but in many cases it's more than you need and sometimes it can mean worse photos.
- Fujifilm FinePix S5000 or Minolta Dimage Z1?, Dan Knight, 2003.08.13. Which provides the better value among 3 MP 10x zoom digicams, the new Fujifilm FinePix S5000 or Minolta Dimage Z1?
- Going mostly digital, Dan Knight, 2003.08.06. How one new digicam has convinced me to sell of the majority of my 35mm camera gear.
- FinePix S5000, S7000 promise great value, Dan Knight, 2003.08.01. The Fujifilm FinePix S7000 is a worthy successor to the S602, but the new S5000 gives it a real run for the money.
- Does four-thirds stand a chance?, Dan Knight, 2003.05.07. What is Olympus proposing with their "four-thirds" digital standard? Does it really stand a chance against Nikon, Canon, and other established brands?
- The digital SLR: Affordable or overpriced?, Dan Knight, 2003.04.25. Digital SLRs now rival film in quality, but with smaller imagers and much higher prices, are they ready to compete with 35mm SLRs?
- Is digital better than film?, Dan Knight, 2003.04.21. "For most users most of the time, digital can already replace film."
- Megapixels and sufficient resolution, Dan Knight, 2003.04.16. How many megapixels you need to create a decent snapshot or a really sharp 8 by 10 depends on how the final image will be printed. Inkjet demands much less resolution than other processes.
- Memory Speed Matters, Dan Knight, 2001.07.06. A look at read and write speed of CompactFlash cards.
- Thoughts on SiliconFilm, Dan Knight, 2001.06.19. SiliconFilm is a step in the right direction, but only a step.
- Epson Stylus Photo 870, Dan Knight, 2001.06.08. "...you won't be disappointed with output quality from this excellent printer."
- Owning a Digicam. A Look at the Costs, Dan Knight, 1999.12.29.
- Buying My Digicam Online, Dan Knight, 1999.12.21.
Picking the Right Camera
- Picking the Right Camera: Film or Digital?
- Picking the Right Point-and-Shoot Camera
- Picking the Right Digital Camera
- Picking the Right 35mm SLR
- Introduction to Macro Lenses. What is a macro lens? What's available?
- Nikon N90s/F90x. Recently discontinued, the N90s is enough camera to keep most pros happy.
- Nikon AF SLRs. No, they're not digital, but I do more digital photography with film (and have the negatives burned to CD) than with my digicam.
Digital Camera Links
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Cult of Mac
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The Mac Observer
Accelerate Your Mac
The Vintage Mac Museum
Mac Driver Museum
System 6 Heaven
System 7 Today
the pickle's Low-End Mac FAQ